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Catwalk: Messiah (A Leon "Catwalk" Caliber Story Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Nick Kelly
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Nitro City, 2033.
Leon "Catwalk" Caliber left his cop job in DC behind, heading to the City of Angels to earn a living off the grid. He took a few odd jobs that called for his particular skill set – extortion, espionage, and the occasional hit – and managed to carve out a niche for himself among the Downtown dwellers.
All that changed when a new breed of MetaHuman cyborg appeared on the streets with explosive violence. Cat’s quiet existence is sent into turmoil when he finds himself right in the crosshairs. He must evade the assassin squads sent by a vengeful pimp, uncover the origin of these mysterious new mechs, and keep the cops off of his tail. Simple enough, except that the cybernetic technology that powers his body threatens to sever his humanity at any moment. Can the killer with a conscience find a cure, solve the case, get the girl, and live to see another day?

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About the Author

Nick Kelly is a veteran musician, trainer and speaker. He is the author of the Leon "Catwalk" Caliber comic and upcoming novels, co-author of the Urban Samurai series with Stacia D. Kelly. Nick coaches those new to the entrepreneur's lifestyle, and those seeking to achieve their health goals.

Product Details

  • File Size: 397 KB
  • Print Length: 255 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0985283769
  • Publisher: CatKlaw, Inc. (July 19, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,123,705 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Skillfully Written and Engaging as a Bad Nightmare August 7, 2013
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Nick Kelly's tale of Leon Caliber, aka "Catwalk" is a dark, gripping tale of a cybernetically enhanced policeman turned hitman in the sordid post-apocalyptic world of Los Angeles filled with crime, greed, violence, high living and--oh yes--the appearance of Meta Humans who are part person, part machine and all destructive power. Contemporary versions of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse are unleashed on the city and its hapless population, and it is up to Catwalk to overcome his past and defeat these creatures masterminded by an evil scientist, with a lot of help from his friends.

Nick Kelly excels in this work, featuring a peerless sense of style, a narrative flow that grabs the reader by the throat and won't let go and some of the oddest and most original characters to stain the pages of this or any other novel. The roots of the story run deep into Elizabethan revenge plays, but the telling is as contemporary as tomorrow's headlines.

This nightmare come to life is not for everyone, but for anyone who wants a ripping good yarn told by a talented young author, this read is for you. Don't delay in getting your copy as soon as you can. Catwalk and his friends (and his nightmare enemies)are waiting to show you a scary good time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging and well-done August 7, 2013
By Joe S.
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Kelly does a terrific job introducing the characters, sucking you into a very complex plot and splashing in just the right amount of heavy violence, sex and dystopian political commentary. Antagonists are sinister and well thought out and characters are believable and easy to get attached to.

Very enjoyable read that I had a difficult time putting down, and I'm really looking forward to the next installment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Action packed July 31, 2013
By wolf803
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For my foray back into cyberpunk, I picked up this book from Nick Kelly. I loved it! There is a bit of irreverence that goes well with the dark theme and action packed pace. Catwalk has a bit of a sardonic wit that I found perfect for the character. Basically, this is a quick read with a lead character you want to win and I find myself looking forward to the next installment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Catwalk: Messiah July 23, 2013
By Bagel
Format:Kindle Edition
Once I started, I did not want to stop reading. The world was both believable and nostalgic, reminding me of the cyberpunk/shadowrun books that I had read when I was younger. I enjoyed the action sequences, but more importantly I enjoyed how the hero was, for all of his enhancements, very human. The development of the character in flashback style really helped to flesh out the world and to understand what and why Catwalk is the way he is. A very good and enjoyable read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Edgy and dark, it's a great read! July 23, 2013
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Dark, gritty, edgy, with a macabre but barking sense of humor, Nick Kelly's characters leap from the page. A great romp of a read if you want futuristic steampunk scifi detective noir.

A wonderfully colorful read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting world, a great story August 8, 2013
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Recommended to me after enjoying Do Androids Dream Electric Sheep, I found this book and the world created in it fascinating.

The story has an interesting take on cybernetic body modifications, all tied together with a hero you're actively cheering for and a 'chit' ton of action. The author jumped between characters throughout which personally I enjoyed, as it gave a great sense of the chaotic life Catwalk lives.

I'll be waiting anxiously for the next in the series!
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More About the Author

Author of the Leon "Catwalk" Caliber comic & novels, beginning with 2013's "Catwalk: Messiah."
Co-author of the Urban Samurai series with Stacia D. Kelly, beginning with 2013's "Ichi."
Indie film and book reviewer for
Contributing writer to Fredericksburg Parent magazine and Prince William Living magazine.
Nick has studied and worked in computer security for over 15 years. His passions are music, writing, and teaching children how to prevent being bullied, in real life and online.


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